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  • two portraits of women of the Queen's court are either side of the title of the talk plus the speaker and the Museum's logo

    Romance and drama - the Queen’s Court and the Queen’s ladies

    • Date: 28th January 2021
    • Location: Online event
    • Time: 18:00 - 19:30
    • Cost: £5

    The talk

    During the English Civil War, the court of Charles the first moved to Oxford, along with his army. His Queen Henrietta Maria joined him there, bringing with her all her court ladies, some of whom were young girls who had been sent to court to find suitable husbands. Two of them – Margaret Lucas and Ann Harrison – became enmeshed in thrilling romances in the heart of the unreal pasteboard court in exile. Surrounded by siege lines, living in an army garrison town, they retained their courage and nerve, on the Queen’s stage and off it. Learn about their runaway romances.

    The talk will be live streamed on CrowdCast. After you have registered you will receive an invitation to the event 48 hours before the talk begins.

    All profits from this talk will go towards the important work the Museum of Oxford carries out with local older residents as part of the 'Library of you' campaign.

    The speaker

    Diane Purkiss is Fellow and Tutor of English at Keble College, Oxford. She specialises in Renaissance and women's literature, witchcraft and the English Civil War.

    "Diane's talks are always animated and exciting with a wealth of information. She always brings the subject to life!" David, Museum Development Officer at the Museum of Oxford

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    Library of you

    This talk is the first in a series promoting the 'Library of you' fundraising campaign in the run up to the new Museum of Oxford opening.

    Every year the Museum of Oxford works with older people in the city at events, at care homes and in hospitals to discuss and share their stories of the city.

    The process of reminiscence has been proven to help connect people, reduce symptoms of depression, promote physical health, reduce stress and enhance self-esteem.

    Their stories are in danger of being lost forever making this work key to the preservation of Oxford’s history. Give today to help continue this work with Oxford’s older people.

    Your story

    Every person has their own story. By donating to the 'Library of you', you can create your own story title to go on one of the book spines and ensure that we can continue to work with Oxford residents and share their stories.

    More information about the 'Library of you' coming soon.

  • A black and white photo of Olive Gibbs giving a speech at the opening of Oxford's central library.

    Olive Gibbs, local politician and peace campaigner with Liz Woolley

    • Date: 17th February 2021
    • Location: Online event
    • Time: 18:00 - 19:00
    • Cost: £5

    The talk

    Olive Gibbs was born in the ‘tough but full-blooded’ parish of St Thomas’s in West Oxford in 1918. She went on to become a redoubtable local Labour politician, peace campaigner, and founding member of CND. During her long political career she helped to stop the building of an inner relief road through Christ Church Meadow, prevented the mass clearance of housing in Jericho and was instrumental in the demolition of the infamous Cutteslowe Walls. She protested against the Spanish Civil War with Denis Healey and later led anti-nuclear marches with Marc Bolan, Joan Baez and Donovan. In this talk we will learn more about Olive’s extraordinary life and legacy.

    The talk will be live streamed on CrowdCast. After you have registered you will receive an invitation to the event 48 hours before the talk begins.

    All profits from this talk will go towards the important work the Museum of Oxford carries out with local older residents as part of the 'Library of you' campaign.

    The speaker

    Liz has lived in Oxford since 1984. She completed an MSc in English Local History (with Distinction) at the University of Oxford’s Department for Continuing Education in 2009, having gained a Diploma (also with Distinction) in the same subject in 2007. She is an experienced speaker, guide, tutor, researcher and writer who is keen to help individuals and groups to enjoy finding out about the history of their local area.

    Book now

    Library of you

    This talk is the first in a series promoting the 'Library of you' fundraising campaign in the run up to the new Museum of Oxford opening.

    Every year the Museum of Oxford works with older people in the city at events, at care homes and in hospitals to discuss and share their stories of the city.

    The process of reminiscence has been proven to help connect people, reduce loneliness and symptoms of depression, promote physical health, reduce stress and enhance self-esteem.

    Their stories are in danger of being lost forever making this work key to the preservation of Oxford’s history. Give today to help continue this work with Oxford’s older people.

     

    Your story

    Every person has their own story. By donating to the 'Library of you' you can create your own story title to go on one of the book spines and ensure that we can continue to work with Oxford residents and share their stories.

     

    More information about the 'Library of you' coming soon.

  • Scott marmalade tin

    Beer, sausages and marmalade - Oxford food and drink in the 19th century with Liz Woolley

    • Date: 22nd April 2021
    • Location: Online event
    • Time: 18:00 - 19:00
    • Cost: £5

    The Talk

    In the nineteenth century Oxford became well-known for its ‘Celebrated Oxford Sausages’ and for Frank Cooper’s ‘Oxford Marmalade’. The popularity of these delicacies went hand-in-hand with the city’s growing importance as a tourist destination. Meanwhile large numbers of citizens were involved in brewing, baking and the grocery trade, and the families which controlled these businesses had a powerful influence over Oxford’s economic, social and political life. This talk examines the fascinating relationship between food production, tourism and politics in the city.

    The talk will be live streamed on CrowdCast. After you have registered you will receive an invitation to the event 48 hours before the talk begins.

    All profits from this talk will go towards the important work the Museum of Oxford carries out with local older residents as part of the 'Library of you' campaign.

    The speaker

    Liz has lived in Oxford since 1984. She completed an MSc in English Local History (with Distinction) at the University of Oxford’s Department for Continuing Education in 2009, having gained a Diploma (also with Distinction) in the same subject in 2007. She is an experienced speaker, guide, tutor, researcher and writer who is keen to help individuals and groups to enjoy finding out about the history of their local area.

    Book now

    Library of you

    This talk is the first in a series promoting the 'Library of you' fundraising campaign in the run up to the new Museum of Oxford opening.

    Every year the Museum of Oxford works with older people in the city at events, at care homes and in hospitals to discuss and share their stories of the city.

    The process of reminiscence has been proven to help connect people, reduce loneliness and symptoms of depression, promote physical health, reduce stress and enhance self-esteem.

    Their stories are in danger of being lost forever making this work key to the preservation of Oxford’s history. Give today to help continue this work with Oxford’s older people.

    Your story

    Every person has their own story. By donating to the 'Library of you',you can create your own story titleto go on one of the book spines and ensure that we can continue to work with Oxford residents and share their stories.

    More information about the 'Library of you' coming soon.

  • Museum Alice in Waterland

    Lewis Carroll and the Pre-Raphaelites with Mark Davies

    • Date: 4th May 2021
    • Location: Online event
    • Time: 18:00 - 19:00
    • Cost: £5

    The Talk

    There are many Oxford associations with the artists known as the Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood, notably John Millais, William Holman Hunt, and Dante Gabriel Rossetti. A key figure was Thomas Combe, Superintendent of Oxford University Press, who was an early patron, and who also hosted introductions at his Jericho home which had a significant influence on the publication of Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland. The talk features PRB artwork; the iconic ‘Alice’ illustrations of John Tenniel; Lewis Carroll’s quirky originals; his exceptional photographic portraits of Combe, the Pre-Raphaelites, and other key contemporaries; and the ‘drawling-master’ John Ruskin.

    The talk will be live streamed on CrowdCast. After you have registered you will receive an invitation to the event 48 hours before the talk begins.

    All profits from this talk will go towards the important work the Museum of Oxford carries out with local older residents as part of the 'Library of you' campaign.

    The speaker

    Mark Davies is an Oxford local historian, author, public speaker, guide, and publisher specialising in the history of non-University Oxford, with a particular focus on the city’s waterways. Most of Mark’s early life was spent by the sea – in Hampshire, Sussex, Kent, and South Wales – but his interest in inland rather than coastal waters grew as a result of a chance decision to live on a canalboat in central Oxford in 1992, after living in Abingdon for a couple of years.

    Book now

    Library of you

    This talk is the first in a series promoting the 'Library of you' fundraising campaign in the run up to the new Museum of Oxford opening.

    Every year the Museum of Oxford works with older people in the city at events, at care homes and in hospitals to discuss and share their stories of the city.

    The process of reminiscence has been proven to help connect people, reduce loneliness and symptoms of depression, promote physical health, reduce stress and enhance self-esteem.

    Their stories are in danger of being lost forever making this work key to the preservation of Oxford’s history. Give today to help continue this work with Oxford’s older people.

    Your story

    Every person has their own story. By donating to the 'Library of you',you can create your own story titleto go on one of the book spines and ensure that we can continue to work with Oxford residents and share their stories.

    More information about the 'Library of you' coming soon.